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Beats Music app gets first update since Apple purchase

Streaming service Beats Music, which is part of the Beats headphones company that Apple acquired late last month, now has an update for the Android version. This is the first update they’ve had since the deal was announced and the new features will try to make this service more user-friendly to compete with other music streaming apps like Spotify, Songza and Rdio.

Apple buys Beats for $3 billion; will Android get iTunes?

Apple’s Beats deal has been confirmed, with the Cupertino firm snapping up the flashy headset maker for $3 billion. In the deal, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will get seats on the Apple board, and Beats CEO Ian Rogers will report to Apple’s Eddy Cue. The deal will keep Beats operating separately from Apple, which could be big for Android users.

Apple, Google end Motorola-related patent squabble

Apple and Motorola, who have been embroiled in patent litigation, with both sides now agreeing to drop the suit. In a statement, Apple and Google (who owned Motorola at the time the suit was originally heard) both said they’d work together on patent reform.

Chitika: Samsung tablet use way up, Apple takes slight dip

Chitika has new web use statistics for tablets, and it shows the iPad is still king. Though Apple’s tablet offering leads by a wide margin, Samsung has picked up some ground. They’ve also grown quite a bit over this time last year, but still only have about 10% of the usage an Apple device does.  

doubleTwist hack allows for Play Music streaming to AirPlay

If you own an Android phone and an AirPlay device from Apple, you know they don’t quite talk to one another. Call it what you will (walled garden?), but the two systems just don’t work in harmony. A new hack from the team at doubleTwist have given those with Google Play Music the ability to stream to their AirPlay.

Emails show Google helped Samsung pay for Apple trial

In the latest spat between Samsung and Apple, Google was tapped by their largest OEM to help out. Many believed that would involve testimony from various Googlers, but emails introduced in court today note that Google offered more than that. Via deposition, a Google attorney admitted they helped shoulder the financial burden as well as provide testimony.
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